2 Course Catalog Attention all registered students On-line access is provided for all aspects of student records. Students can access their schedules, grades, locker numbers, mid-term assessments, tax forms, R-Score, registration information, etc. on the Login Centre of the Champlain College Saint- Lambert Web Site Students will need their Champlain student number to create their account. Users will be asked to create a password and provide a secret question to reset a forgotten password. If you have forgotten your password, the system will prompt you to answer your secret question. Choose a question for which the answer will be easy to remember. Printed copies of the College Studies Transcript can be obtained by students at the Registrar s Office (F-103). For Official copies of student transcripts, please refer to the Transcript Requests section of the catalog for proper procedures. A revised version of this Catalog is available on the Champlain College Web site. 900 Riverside Drive, Saint-Lambert, Quebec J4P 3P2 Tel.: (450) Fax: (450) Champlain College Saint-Lambert is a campus of Champlain Regional College The College reserves the right to make changes without prior notice to the information contained in this publication, including the alteration of various fees, revision or cancellation of particular courses and modification of dates in the Academic Calendar. Admissions requirements are subject to change by the Ministry. Dépôt légal 2 e trimestre 2011 Bibliothèque nationale du Québec
3 MISSION STATEMENT FOR CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL COLLEGE Mission Champlain Regional College is a public English-language post-secondary institution that provides pre-university and technical college-level education and training, primarily in English, to learners in both Regular Day and Continuing Education programs. The College, through its unique multiregional structure, responds to the needs of diverse linguistic and cultural communities and contributes to the educational and socio-economic development of the regions of Quebec served by Champlain-Lennoxville, Champlain-St-Lambert and Champlain-St. Lawrence. The College is dedicated to fostering the individual success of its students and their development as well-rounded, responsible and informed citizens of the world. Values The College values: lifelong learning for students, faculty and staff through personal growth and professional development; excellence through striving for continuous improvement; respect for all individuals, manifested through open communications and a commitment to fairness, justice and honesty; caring through compassion, courtesy and friendliness and a commitment to the wellness of students, faculty and staff; collaboration in the achievement of shared goals and objectives; stewardship through the responsible and effective use of human, physical, environmental and financial resources; and a sense of community and tradition within and among all locations of the College. Vision Passionate in our commitment to students, and inspired by our mission and values, Champlain Regional College aspires to: offer unique and innovative high-quality programs and services; graduate students who are recognized for the excellence of the knowledge and skills they have acquired; attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff; and be a learning-centered college.
4 OFFICIAL ACADEMIC CALENDAR JULY 2014 AUGUST 2014 S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S 01 Canada Day New students confirm schedule 13 English Exit Exam 19 First day of classes SEPTEMBER 2014 S M T W Th F S OCTOBER 2014 S M T W Th F S 01 Labour Day (no classes) 02 Monday class schedule 19 Course withdrawal deadline Midterm assessment deadline 13 Thanksgiving (no classes) 16 Monday class schedule NOVEMBER 2014 DECEMBER Open House 12 Pedagogical day (no classes) 28 Study Day (no classes) S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S Last day of classes 08 Study Day Final exam period 17 English Exit Exam 25 Christmas Day 29 Grades due 30 JANUARY 2015 FEBRUARY New Year s Day 05 Mark review request deadline 12 Mark review reply deadline Winter 2015 Registration All Students 19 First day of classes S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S Course withdrawal deadline MARCH 2015 APRIL Reading Week (no classes) 17 Midterm assessment deadline 31 Friday class schedule S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S Easter break (no classes) Last day of classes 13 English Exit Exam Final exam period 18 Victoria Day (no exams) 29 Grades due MAY 2015 S M T W Th F S JUNE 2015 S M T W Th F S Summer School First day of classes 05 Mark review request deadline 08 Pedagogical day 11 Graduation Ceremony 12 Mark review reply deadline 24 St-Jean-Baptiste 31
5 OFFICIAL ACADEMIC CALENDAR Fall Semester 2014 Tuesday, August 19 Monday, September 1 Tuesday, September 2 Friday, September 19 Friday, October 10 Monday, October 13 Thursday, October 16 Sunday, November 9 Wednesday, November 12 Friday, November 28 Friday, December 5 Monday, December 8 Tues, December 9 to Wed, December 17 inclusive Wednesday, December 17 Monday, December 29 at 4:00 p.m. First day of classes Labour Day (no classes) Monday class schedule Course withdrawal deadline Midterm assessment deadline Thanksgiving (no classes) Monday class schedule Open House Pedagogical day (no classes) Study Day (no classes) Last day of classes Study Day Final exam period English Exit Exam Grades due Other Important Dates Monday, June 16 to Thursday, June 19, 2014 Monday, August 11 to Thursday, August 14, 2014 Monday, January 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2015 Monday, January 12 to Thursday, January 15, 2015 Fall 2014 Confirmation of Registration Returning students Fall 2014 Confirmation of Registration New students Mark review request deadline Mark review reply deadline Winter 2015 Confirmation of Registration All students Winter Semester 2015 Monday, January 19 Friday, February 13 Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6 Tuesday, March 17 Tuesday, March 31 Friday, April 3 to Monday, April 6 Tuesday, May 12 Wednesday, May 13 Wednesday, May 13 to Friday, May 22 inclusive Monday, May 18 Friday, May 29 at 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 8 First day of classes Course withdrawal deadline Reading Week (no classes) Midterm assessment deadline Friday Schedule Easter break (no classes) Last day of classes English Exit Exam Final exam period Victoria Day (no exams) Grades due Pedagogical day Other Important Dates Monday, June 1, 2015 Friday, June 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 Friday, June 12, 2015 Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Summer School First day of classes Mark review request deadline Graduation Ceremony Mark review reply deadline Late mark review request deadline Late mark review reply deadline
6 The Cegep Structure THE COLLEGE SYSTEM IN QUEBEC In the English language sector of Quebec's educational system, students formerly went directly from high school (after completion of Grade XI) to university. In 1967, the Quebec government passed the General and Vocational Colleges Act, providing for a new level of education following high school, the collegial level. Each college is an independent public corporation, separate from both high schools and universities. These Community Colleges of General and Vocational Education, commonly called CEGEP after the initials of the French name Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, are distinctive institutions in Quebec. They offer two-year general programs, leading to university studies, and three-year technical programs, serving a wide variety of interests. Tuition-free for Quebec residents, the colleges are open to all students who have completed high school. Champlain College Saint-Lambert Foundation The Champlain College Saint-Lambert Foundation was created to support the College but most of all its students. Over the past few years the Foundation has contributed to the renovation of the library and science labs as well as the construction of the new Nursing facilities. You will be the first group of students to benefit from the expanded Library and Cafeteria spaces and I can assure you that they were really needed. Once again, the foundation made a significant contribution to this expansion. In addition, the Foundation provides the resources for the Student Emergency Loan Fund (for books, lodging and food), student awards and scholarships and various extra-curricular activities. Each semester during registration students pay an additional $15 fee to the Foundation, which supports these important activities. For more information on how you can become involved in the Foundation, please contact: Mr. Vince Amato at , ext. 359.
7 BOARD OF GOVERNORS & OFFICERS OF THE COLLEGE For a list of BOARD OF GOVERNORS & OFFICERS OF THE COLLEGE, please refer to and click on Board of Governors. ADMINISTRATION, STAFF & FACULTY For a list of ADMINISTRATION, STAFF & FACULTY, please refer to under Directory.
8 ADMISSIONS Quebec Residents In order to be admitted to a program leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC), candidates must meet the following three requirements: 1. The candidate must possess a Secondary School Diploma and must be in at least one of the following three situations: a) The candidate holds a Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES). N.B. A candidate holding a DES, but who has not succeeded in one or more of the following courses, will be required to complete remedial courses: Secondary V Language of Instruction Secondary V Second Language Secondary IV Mathematics Secondary IV Physical Science Secondary IV History of Quebec and Canada b) The candidate holds a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) and has successfully completed the following subjects: Secondary V Language of Instruction Secondary V Second Language Secondary IV Mathematics c) The candidate has completed a level of education that is deemed equivalent by the College. 2. The candidate must satisfy, if applicable, the specific program prerequisites established by the Ministry. 3. The candidate must satisfy, if applicable, any special conditions for admission established by the College for each of its programs. Details about specific program prerequisites and other special conditions for admission are found within each program description further in this document. For more information, please refer to our website at under Admissions. Canadian Students Outside Quebec While grade 12 graduation is strongly recommended, students from a province other than Quebec may be considered with the following minimum admissions requirements: Alberta Grade XI ( credits) British Columbia Grade XI Manitoba Grade XI (minimum 13 credits ) New Brunswick Grade XI (minimum 12 credits) Newfoundland Grade XI (minimum 24 credits) Nova Scotia Grade XI (minimum 12 credits) Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade XI (minimum 22 credits) Prince Edward Island Grade XI (minimum 12 credits) Saskatchewan Grade XI (minimum 16 credits) Quebec law requires students who are not deemed residents of Quebec to pay additional fees of $ per semester ($6.44 per course hour for part time students). Please note that fees are subject to change without notice. Students who were not born in Quebec, and who are not deemed residents of Quebec, will be required to submit proof of residency to the Admissions Office. The Admissions Officer will verify the status of all applicants who applied without a Quebec birth certificate. In cases where proper documentation is missing, the candidates may be asked to provide additional documentation. Students from the U.S.A. Grade 12 graduation is strongly recommended. Applicants with Grade 11 may apply and will be considered on a case by case basis depending on the nature of the high school program followed in the U.S.A. Applicants to Science programs which have additional prerequisite requirements in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry must submit detailed course descriptions for courses followed in Grade 11 or 12.
9 ADMISSIONS International Students Applicants from outside Canada and the United States are normally required to possess a high school diploma from their country in a pre-university secondary school program. Applicants without a high school diploma but with at least 11 years of education in a pre-university secondary school program may apply and will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants should obtain an Opinion of Equivalence (Avis d équivalence) from the Quebec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities, which will be given serious consideration by the College for admissions purposes. The ministry s web address is Quebec law requires international students to pay additional fees of $10,762 per academic year ($5,381 per semester). The fee for part-time students is $26.17 per course hour. Please note that these fees are subject to change without notice. International students must also provide the following documentation before arriving in Canada: A "Certificat d acceptation du Québec" (C.A.Q.), which must be obtained from the «Ministère des communautés culturelles et de l immigration» of the Province of Quebec; A "Student Authorization" from the Federal Government of Canada International students should begin the process of obtaining these documents once they have received their acceptance letter from Champlain College Saint-Lambert. International students must provide proof of enrolment in a comprehensive health and accident insurance plan that is approved by the college. Students may obtain such an insurance plan at a cost of approximately $ per year through the auspices of the College. Language Requirements for International Students International Students and Permanent Residents whose mother tongue is not English and/or who have not studied in English during the last two years are required to submit official TOEFL results (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Applicants may present the results of other tests or examinations providing evidence of college-level abilities in English. Upon examination of this evidence by the College, applicants may be exempted from the TOEFL requirement. All diploma programs offered by English colleges in Quebec require students to successfully complete two college-level courses in French as a Second Language. In order to ensure that admitted students will be able to pass these courses, Champlain College Saint-Lambert requires applicants who have studied outside Quebec to demonstrate completion of approximately 180 hours of French instruction. Advanced Standing Applicants Students applying from other Quebec CEGEPs, private colleges, and other government-approved, college-level institutions must submit a student copy of their transcript when applying. Upon admission, their official marks will be obtained directly from the Ministry of Education and will be integrated into their Champlain College Saint-Lambert transcript. Equivalences Equivalences for courses taken at post-secondary institutions other than Quebec CEGEPs, private colleges or other government-approved, college-level institutions are considered on a course-by-course basis by the Academic Advisors in consultation with the appropriate Department Coordinator. Credit will not automatically be given for years or full semesters of study. Champlain College Saint-Lambert does not normally grant equivalent credit for courses followed at the university level. No request for equivalent credit will be considered until the following documentation has been submitted: a) A detailed description of the course content b) An official transcript
10 ADMISSIONS Application Procedure Applications are available online through the college website at or at The deadlines for applying for full-time studies are as follows: March 1 st for the fall semester and November 1 st for the winter semester. The application fee is $30. Student Fees Once accepted by the College, all applicants pay student fees of $ per semester (includes an optional $15 fee for the Champlain College Foundation). Students who have registered and decide not to attend the College may receive a refund if it is requested in writing before the first day of classes. Following the first day of class, students will receive a refund cheque less $ NOTE: The Student Fees are subject to change without notice. Registration Champlain College Saint Lambert uses an online registration process. Information regarding Online Registration will be available on individual student web accounts. Registration for your courses will be made easier if you follow these guidelines: Students should not select course schedules that conflict with personal commitments (this includes job related conflicts). They must organize themselves and their schedules accordingly. Students are required to be present in class at all times. FAILURE TO ATTEND A COURSE REGULARLY MAY RESULT IN A RETROACTIVE CHANGE FROM FULL-TIME STATUS TO PART-TIME STATUS. In order to be considered a full-time student, the minimum number of courses that a student must register for and attend is four (or 12 hours of classes per week). Part-time students are required to pay fees at the rate of $2.00 per course hour. Permission to register as a part-time student must be obtained from the Registrar. For special circumstances, please go to the Registrar's Office (Room F-103) or telephone ext. 320 a.s.a.p. At any time before, during and after registration, the College reserves the right to change the time or the teacher assigned to a course as well as the courses assigned to students. For your individual program, please review the appropriate section of this Catalog to familiarize yourself with your program courses.
11 INTERNATIONAL POLICY ON THE EVALUATION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (IPESA) For information regarding the INSTITUTIONAL POLICY ON THE EVALUATION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (IPESA), please refer to under IPESA. BYLAW NUMBER 8 CONCERNING STUDENT SUCCESS For information regarding BYLAW NUMBER 8 CONCERNING STUDENT SUCCESS, please refer to under Champlain College By-Laws. OTHER ACADEMIC REGULATIONS & INFORMATION A. Course Loads In order to complete their program within the prescribed period of time, students are expected to carry and attend a full course load (See Programs section of this catalog). In order to be considered a full-time student, the minimum number of courses that a student must register for and attend is four (or 12 hours of classes per week). Failure to attend a course regularly may result in a retroactive change from full-time status to part-time status. Part-time students are required to pay fees at the rate of $2.00 per course hour. Permission to register as a part-time student must be obtained from the Director of Academic Resources/Registrar. Application to take an additional course in excess of the regular course load for a program must be made at registration to the Registrar. In general, students would be eligible to take an extra course following a semester in which they have successfully completed a full course load appropriate for their program with a minimum 75% overall average. B. Course Adjustments Students should take great care in selecting their courses during registration, as preference course change is not permitted. That is, courses may not be changed for personal reasons such as part-time jobs, teacher preference or time preference. Certain course adjustments will be authorized up to and including the 5 th day of classes in a semester, but only for serious reasons such as correcting a placement level to a higher or lower version of a course. Students must see an Academic Advisor in order to make these changes. C. Program Changes A student may request a change of program for the following semester. The deadlines for program changes will be posted on the college website. These deadlines may be extended if there is sufficient space in a program. Students are not automatically accepted into a new program. Decisions are based on several criteria such as high school grades, prerequisite course grades and satisfactory performance in the student s current program. A change of program does not automatically protect a student from the consequences of a failed semester, which could include being asked to leave the college. D. Policy on Confidentiality College policy and Bill 65 of the Province of Québec guarantee the confidentiality of every student's file at Champlain. No information can be released to anyone, including parents, or to any agency without the expressed written permission of the student. The only exceptions are certain designated members of the College administration, as well as the parents of students under 18 years of age. The College encourages all students however, to keep their parents informed and involved in their education. The Academic Advisors are always available to both parents and students to consult with regard to the subject of confidentiality.
12 OTHER ACADEMIC REGULATIONS & INFORMATION E. Course Withdrawals Students are permitted to withdraw from courses up to and including September 19 th* in the Fall semester and February 14 th* in the Winter semester. Students who stop attending a course before these dates and who do not officially withdraw (in person at the Registrar s Office) are considered to be registered in the course and will receive a failure. In addition, if a student s attendance in a course cannot be verified as of September 20 th or February 15 th, and if the student is not in actual attendance in at least 4 courses (or 12 hours per week), the student s status may be changed retroactively to parttime. At that moment, the student will be required to pay part-time tuition fees at the rate of $2.00 per course hour. (*Ministerial dates) F. College Withdrawals Students who must withdraw from the college are required to complete the appropriate form at the Registrar s Office. Students who withdraw from all classes after September 19 th in the Fall semester, or February 14 th in the Winter semester, will receive failures in all courses for which they have registered and will be subject to regulations regarding re-admission. G. Absences from Class Please see Section 5.2 in INSTITUTIONAL POLICY ON THE EVALUATION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (IPESA) on H. Extended Absence, Absence from a Test, Exam or Lab Please see Section 5.2 in INSTITUTIONAL POLICY ON THE EVALUATION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (IPESA) on K. Diplomas Please see Section Diplomas of College Studies (DEC) under INSTITUTIONAL POLICY ON THE EVALUATION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (IPESA) on L. Transcripts Official transcripts are normally required by an educational institution or an employer. Two official copies are sent directly to the institution with one student copy sent to the student at the same time as confirmation of the request. The cost is $5.00 per institution. To make a request, you must either come into the office and complete a form or make a written request including your name and address, the name and address of the institution, and your Champlain I.D. number. Requests will only be processed if they are accompanied by the $5.00 fee. You can download our Transcript Request Form in PDF format and fax it to , or the form can be scanned and ed to: Every effort is made to process request for official transcripts within three days of receiving the request. Requests should be submitted well in advance of the date by which the transcript is required. Grades that are sent to a student's home are considered student copies only. Transcripts sent directly by the College to the Admissions Offices of other colleges and universities are considered official and are stamped accordingly. I. Permanent Incomplete Please see Section in INSTITUTIONAL POLICY ON THE EVALUATION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (IPESA) on J. Taking Courses at Other Institutions (Cours Commandites) Students already enrolled in the College who wish to take a course for collegial credit in any other educational institution (including another CEGEP) must obtain prior approval of an Academic Advisor. Such approval may be granted only in cases where it is impossible for a student to take the course at Champlain College Saint-Lambert. Other specific restrictions may apply.
13 OTHER ACADEMIC REGULATIONS & INFORMATION Academic Advising Academic Advisors assist students in a number of areas related to program progression, course selection, academic performance, and university and scholarship applications. Students may consult an Academic Advisor throughout the year by making an appointment at the Registrar s Office. Students can also send a MIO message to an Academic Advisor through their individual web account. Academic Advisors are able to provide assistance and information to students who: are in poor academic standing; are considering a change of program; wish to drop courses or plan their course load for future semesters; require assistance and/or information on consequences of extended absence due to illness or accident; want to know more about the college s academic policies; require permission to take courses at another college (cours commandites); are looking for assistance with the online course selection process; wish to register for summer school courses; are looking for information about the R-score; seek support throughout the university application process, including help with program selection, composing letters of intent and preparing for interviews; are interested in applying for scholarships. During the academic year, arrangements are made by the advisors for university representatives to visit the College for information sessions. The purpose of these visits is to provide information to students about the various programs offered and to answer questions concerning admissions to the universities. Academic Advisors are located at the Registrar s Office and are available by appointment. They are also available to answer quick questions during drop-in hours or via MIO messages.
14 CONTINUING EDUCATION Champlain College Saint-Lambert s Centre for Continuing Education offers students the opportunity to continue their education or professional development on a full-time or part-time basis. Adult students come to Champlain College Saint-Lambert for a variety of reasons. Many are seeking to upgrade their skills in order to meet the needs of new technology and for advancement in their present career. Others are preparing for re-entry into the job market. New arrivals to Canada are seeking formal education and work experience from Quebec; and some are coming for personal development and for the pleasure of learning itself. To meet these needs, Continuing Education offers a variety of training programs including: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist, Specialist in Transportation and Logistics, Special Care Counselling and Residential Real Estate Brokerage. Continuing Education also offers a number of non-credit courses such as English Second Language (ESL) and Spanish, as well as a variety of fitness and personal interest workshops. Training Programs Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) LEA. 21 The goal of this program is to train students to perform the basic installation, operation and troubleshooting of CISCO networking equipment. Additionally, by providing students with the appropriate training, the program also aims at preparing graduates to successfully complete the industryrecognized CISCO (CCNA) certification. Among the positions described by CISCO that a CCNA may fill are: Help Desk Specialist, Field Technician, Level 1 Systems Specialist and Level 1 Systems Integrator. Special Care Counselling AEC JNC.1G This program trains people to intervene appropriately in order to help individuals of all ages who are experiencing difficulty adapting to life s demands and, in such, have difficulty integrating into society. Special Care Counsellors work with various client-groups: individuals with physical, neurological, or intellectual impairments, mental health issues, substance abuse problems, behaviour, language and/or learning difficulties, seniors in loss of autonomy, victims of violence and immigrants. Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist LEA.1Q The goal of this program is to prepare students for employment in positions such as Help Desk Agent or Technician. To increase the opportunities for employment, a major goal of the program is to prepare students to complete widely accepted certifications including CompTIA s A+, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and HDI s Help Desk Analyst. Specialist in Transportation and Logistics LCA.CB The goal of this program is to train students to fulfill a wide range of technical roles in the logistics and transport sector, specifically in transportation, warehousing, distribution, and other related areas of the supply chain and logistics industry. Program graduates will work in manufacturing companies, distribution centres, warehouses, transportation companies (road, rail, maritime, and air) as well as in customs brokerage firms and companies involved in logistics services. The job titles for which a graduate of the program would be qualified include: dispatcher, customs agent, logistics and transportation technician or coordinator, and warehouse supervisor. Residential Real Estate Brokerage AEC EEC.1Y The Real Estate industry in the province of Quebec went through a major change in terms of the laws that regulate the activities surrounding a real estate transaction. Under the new Real Estate Brokerage Act, Real Estate Agents will become Residential Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Brokers will become Agencies. The purpose of the Residential Real Estate Brokerage Program is to train both Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Brokers. This three-semester AEC program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to demonstrate that they have attained the seven (7) competencies required by the OACIQ. In order to obtain a licence to practice in Quebec, candidates must write an exam with the OACIQ. The examination has been designed based on this competency framework. For more information on any of these programs, courses, or services, please call (450) , or visit: under Continuing Education. The graduates of the AEC program in Special Care Counselling will be able to use their acquired skills to find employment in public agencies such as the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Some of the organizations that hire Special Care Counsellors are: social service and rehabilitation centres; regular or specialized schools; group homes; youth homes; community organizations; homecare centres; and hospitals.
15 CONTINUING EDUCATION Business & Industry Services Business & Industry Services, Champlain College Saint- Lambert s customized training division, offers a variety of training options to best suit your needs. What ultimately makes your business different from your competitors is the competency of your employees. A knowledgeable and efficient staff will initiate effective and innovative work policies that will help you gain and maintain a competitive advantage in your market. Champlain College s Business & Industry Services can be your strategic partner in attaining your goals and objectives. For more information regarding Business & Industry Services, please call (450) Ext. 377 Recognition of Acquired Competencies The Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) is a process that allows students to obtain official recognition for competencies acquired through training, life, or workplace experience. Students who qualify for RAC will utilize a collection of diverse and adapted tools to demonstrate that they possess the competencies associated with their targeted program. Continuing Education currently offers RAC for most of its training programs. For more information regarding RAC services, please call (450) , or visit
16 LIBRARY, LEARNING CENTRE & WRITING CENTRE George Wallace Library The George Wallace Library occupies the second and third floors of B-Block. Students will find plenty of space for quiet study and group work. The highly qualified staff of librarians and technicians is available to provide research assistance in person or online via our "Ask a Librarian" service. The library staff trains all students in the basics of research as an integral part of the first level Humanities course. A variety of research help sessions tailored to the needs of specific courses are also available. In addition, the library webpage offers users a wide range of electronic products, tools, and guides, accessible both off and on campus, to help students with their projects. These include access to the Library Catalogue, online periodical databases, to the ebook collection as well as to the MLA, APA and Chicago Style Guides required for writing bibliographies. The Library provides 70 computers to students who wish to work on their research and assignments. Wireless connectivity is available throughout. Upon presentation of a valid I.D. card, books from the general collection can be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks with possibility of renewal if not requested by another student. Reserved materials are available on a one-hour, two-hour or two-day basis. To ensure items are returned promptly, fines for late returns are charged. Lost fees are assessed at the end of each semester for unreturned items. All fines and fees are considered as outstanding debt to the College and may affect Omnivox access as well as reregistration and transcript production. A selection of photographic and video equipment is available to students in Creative Arts and Graphic Communications. Prior authorization from teachers of these programs is required before items can be picked up. This equipment is available for a two-day loan. Library hours are posted at the door and on the Library's website. Learning Centre The Learning Centre has a network of successful peer tutors who provide tutoring and academic support in high-demand courses including calculus, linear algebra, and methodology, just to name a few popular subjects. Learning Centre tutors are trained specifically to provide assistance as peer tutors and receive tutor training in the course English for Tutors. The peer tutors have a good background in the subject area in which they tutor and have a strong interest in helping their tutees achieve success. Tutoring services are free of charge and are arranged on a first-come, first-served basis through the Learning Centre. Requests for tutors are made by completing an application that can be found at the Learning Centre (B-309). Writing Centre The Writing Centre, located on the third floor of the George Wallace Library in B307, is a valuable resource for Champlain students. Run by the English Department, in collaboration with the Learning Centre, the Writing Centre offers help with essay writing, reading, oral presentation, and the mastery of basic English skills. Students can sign up for free drop-in or on-going tutoring that are provided by writing tutors. The Centre s writing tutors are Champlain students who possess strong language skills in English, and are enrolled in an English class, English for Writing Tutors for which they are recruited each semester. Recommended by their teachers to generously share their knowledge and time, Writing Centre tutors are dedicated and outstanding students. Centre de ressources en français Le Centre de ressources en français (CRF) offre aux élèves un service de coaching individualisé dans le cadre duquel ils devront se fixer, avec la personne accompagnatrice, des objectifs à atteindre pour améliorer une ou des lacunes en français. Les coaches sont des élèves provenant des cours de français de niveau avancé. Le CRF est situé au B-308 et peut aussi offrir de l aide ponctuelle et certaines ressources en cas de besoin. Champlain Saint-Lambert s Learning Centre provides FREE academic support. Tutees are set up with a tutor for ongoing help in a subject. Its wide range of services includes peer tutoring, writing assistance, computer and ipad access, reference materials, study tools, resources, and helpful websites.
17 STUDENT SERVICES & STUDENT LIFE Student Services & Activities The College takes pride in providing a favourable physical and learning environment where academic and personal development can take place hand in hand. To this end Student Services personnel maintain a variety of services and programs that enhance the changing needs of students during their collegial experience. At the level of supporting basic needs (mental well-being, health, sense of belonging), fixing objectives and goals, making choices, accepting responsibilities and consequences or to complete your college experience by getting involved and engaged, Student Services is there to assist all students, whatever their age, in their quest for self-fulfilment. For information on the following services and activities provided under the auspices of the Student Services Department, individuals can consult their Student Handbook, the College website or they can enquire directly at the Office of Student Services: Athletics & Recreation Campus & Club Life Cafeteria Career/Life Planning Counselling CV writing & job interview skills Emergency Student Loan Employment Financial Aid FLIP (First year leadership integration program) Food Bank Program Forces Avenir Health Services Housing Leadership Development Lost and Found Mental Health Issues Orientation: Discover SLAM Student Insurance Student Involvement Student Rights Study Skills Students with Special Needs Transportation Volunteer opportunities 1 st year experience SLAM Life, Club Life and the Champlain Student Association Student government falls under the auspices of the Champlain Student Association (CSA) with its 12-member popularly elected student executive. With a substantial annual budget drawn from the Student Association Fee, the C.S.A. is able to get things done. It has representatives on the campus Academic Council, Student Life Council and on several College committees and Boards. For more information contact: SLAM LIFE - or at ext.248 The CSA - or at The Role of the Adapted Services Office The Office offers support to students who have challenges due to diagnosed medical conditions that are hindering their academic performance or college experience at Champlain Saint-Lambert and require special accommodations. Once accepted into the college, students should contact the Adapted Services Office regardless of whether the difficulties they are experiencing are permanent or temporary. The Office supports students with a wide variety of situations, from medical diagnoses to mental health issues and anxiety disorders, and also includes long term support to accompany students with learning disabilities, ADD or ADHD, Asperger and autism. Students should contact the Office even if you are being followed by a medical, mental health or counseling unit outside of the college. The help available can include support for academic success and also for social integration and the transition to college life. The first step is to contact the office as early as possible after receiving your acceptance to the college at ext.444, or or It is all about your student experience at Champlain. Whether it is student government, recreation & leisure activities, starting or joining a club, Champlain has everything to ensure your time at the college is filled with opportunities to get involved and grow. The Fall 2013 semester saw the creation of the FLIP (First Year Leadership Integration Program) as well as major renovations and an increase in student space. The results have been great!
18 SUMMER SCHOOL Summer School is a limited optional session which is available for students who need to make up for failed or dropped courses or for students who may have had a reduced course load during their program. Restrictions do apply to taking Summer School courses. Registration priority goes to students who require summer courses in order to complete their program. Students may also take Summer School in order to reduce their course load for the following semester, but they should consult an Academic Advisor to determine if there are any consequences. For instance, a reduced course load may make a student ineligible for the Dean s List or Honour Roll in a future semester. The selection of courses during the summer is limited. Students are responsible for determining their Summer School requirements. Academic Advisors can advise a student about the possibilities for alternative courses in Summer School that will replace or substitute for failed or dropped courses. Summer School at Champlain College Saint-Lambert usually begins during the first week of June, often on the first Monday. The length of the Summer School session varies, depending on the nature of the course. Information on registration dates and courses offered is usually available at the end of March. Students may contact the Registrar s Office for more information. Students who require courses to graduate at the end of Summer School are usually exempt from tuition fees, although a small registration fee will apply. Non-graduating students who take summer courses will be required to pay tuition fees in the amount of $2.00 per course hour. Please note: Students may take a Summer School course at another Cegep only if their requirements cannot be met at Champlain College Saint-Lambert. Many courses are NOT available during Summer School or cannot be taken at other colleges. Students must consult with an Academic Advisor.
19 FEES (All fees are subject to change without notice) General Fees 1. ATTESTATION LETTERS 2. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 3. ID CARD REPLACEMENT $3 per attestation $5 per course $5 Application, Registration and Student Fees 6. APPLICATION FEE 7. LATE REGISTRATION FEE 8. STUDENT FEES (per semester) Registration Fee Student Service Fee $30 (non-refundable) $50 (non-refundable) FULL TIME $20 $25 PART TIME $5 per course $6 per course 4. NSF CHEQUES 5. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS $15 per cheque $5 per destination (ID card, academic, personal & career counselling, orientation & integration services, learning centres) Auxiliary Services Fees $85 $18 per course (Financial aid counselling, health & social services, accident insurance, extended access to Internet/ computers, extended access to libraries and other facilities, socio-cultural & physical activities) Student Association Fee $25 $25 SUMMARY OF FEES: Full time students: $170 per semester (see No. 14 below); Part time students (fin de DEC students only): $54 (1 course); $83 (2 courses); $112 (3 courses) 9. OUTSIDE-PROGRAM COURSES 10. FOREIGN STUDENT TUITION FEE (Subject to change) 11. NON-RESIDENTS OF QUÉBEC (Subject to change) $6 per course hour A-Pre-university Programs, Technical Programs: $5381 per semester for full time students; $26.17 per course hour for part time students (in addition to the fees described in No. 8 and No. 10 above) B-Biological Science Careers: $8341 per semester for full time students; $40.58 per course hour for part time students (in addition to the fees described in No. 8 and No. 10 above) $1384 per semester (full time students); $6.76 per course hour (part time students) 12. PART-TIME TUITION FEES (permission of the Registrar is required): $2 per course hour 13. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE FEE: $400 per semester 14. CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION: The $170 Student Fee includes a $15 donation to the Champlain College Saint- Lambert Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization which benefits Champlain students. If students do not wish to contribute to the Champlain College Saint-Lambert Foundation, they may remit a $155 Student Fee. Withdrawal & Refund Policy Before 1 st Day of Class Withdrawing before course confirmation must be done in writing and submitted to the Registrar s Office before the first day of classes. Students will receive a refund cheque for the total semester fees. Students who withdraw after course confirmation will receive a refund cheque of their semester fees less $ After 1 st Day of Class After the first day of classes students will receive a refund cheque less than $ Course Withdrawal Deadlines Deadline to withdraw from courses is September 19th (fall semester) and February 14th (winter semester). These dates are set by the Ministry and cannot be altered. No refunds will be issued after the withdrawal deadlines listed above.
20 Entrance Scholarships AWARDS, MEDALS, PRIZES & SCHOLARSHIPS Champlain College Saint-Lambert offers a Scholarship Program for incoming students. One scholarship valued at $750 is awarded in each program to the student with the highest academic average among students with averages of 80% or higher. The Entrance Scholarships are funded by the Champlain College Saint-Lambert Foundation. Bourses d excellence-desjardins The Bourse d excellence-desjardins, sponsored by the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec, région Rive- Sud de Montréal, valued at $750 each, will be attributed to students enrolled in a full-time program who have obtained the highest Cote de rendement collégial (cote R) in the two first semesters of their studies without having failed any courses. The recipients must have been enrolled at Champlain College Saint-Lambert in the same program before and after the eligibility criteria. Further information on the following awards can be obtained from the Director of Student Services. Convocation Presentations André E. LeBlanc Student Life Prize for significant contribution to the quality of student life on campus while maintaining an above average academic record. Association of Professionals Award for high academic achievement awarded to a mature student of 22+. Biology Prize for high academic standing. Business Administration Prizes for the highest academic achievement in the Business Administration Program. Anna Ackle Support Staff Union Award for an outstanding student who has been involved in volunteer work on and off campus, and who has maintained a good overall academic standing. Champlain College Saint-Lambert Teachers Association Awards for outstanding students (one for career program graduates and one for pre-university graduates) who have been involved in volunteer work on and off campus and who have maintained a good overall academic standing. Champlain Regional College Board of Governors Merit Award for highest overall academic achievement. Chemistry Prizes consist of two separate nominations for high academic achievement in chemistry. Computer Science Prize for excellence in the Computer Science program. Creative Arts Certificates of Merit are granted for outstanding abilities; one in each profile. Creative Arts Prize for the highest academic achievement in the Creative Arts Program. Dean Cheshire Memorial Award for outstanding abilities in Studio Arts. Fouad Assaad Memorial Award in World Studies for excellence in the World Studies Option. French Prize for high academic achievement as well as personal commitment to learning. Gail Sowerby Prize in Liberal Arts for high academic achievement in the program. Governor General's Medal for highest overall academic achievement. Graphic Communications Prize for high academic achievement in Graphic Communications. Humanities Prize for high academic achievement in Humanities. International Baccalaureate Prizes consists of two separate nominations for high academic achievement in the IB program. John Jones Memorial Award is awarded out each year to a student who excels in history and who contributes to their sporting community. Joy Smith Athletic Merit Award for an outstanding member of the intercollegiate athletic program who has maintained an above average academic record. Lieutenant Governor Award for personal, collective and social commitment and outstanding achievement. Margery Langshur Prize for high academic achievement in English. Mathematics Prize for high academic achievement in Mathematics, one for Science graduates and one for non- Science graduates. Modern Language Prizes consist of two separate nominations for high academic achievement in languages. Peter Swarbrick Memorial Award for excellence in creative writing, journalism and public speaking. Physical Education Prize for high academic achievement in Physical Education. Physics Prize for high academic achievement in Physics. Potter Family Award is granted to a graduating student who is an inquiring, innovative scholar with a grade average exceeding 85%. Social Science Certificates of Merit consist of seven separate nominations granted for high academic achievement in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Social Science Program Prizes for high achievement in the Social Science and Commerce programs. Tourism Excellence Prize for excellence in the Tourism program. The Adam Taylor Memorial Award Celebrating Student Diversity In addition to the above, the following organizations also confer awards or scholarships to campus graduates: American Express, Fuller Landau, Quebec Association of Retired Teachers (South Shore Chapter), Royal Bank, South Shore University Women's Club. Please consult the Financial Aid Section of the College Website for further information at
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